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VITO BRATTA

Vito Bratta Born July 1, 1961 (1961-07-01) (age 47), Staten Island, New York Genre(s) Heavy metal, Glam metal, Hard rock Occupation(s) Guitarist Instrument(s) Guitar Years active 1983 - 1994

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I READ THAT VITO WAS THE MOST WONDERFUL STUDENT THAT THE TEACHER EDDIE VAN HALEN HAD,BUT THE STYLE OF VITO HAS BEEN ADMIRABLE BY MANY PEOPLE AND GUITARISTS,VITO BRATTA, WAS THE GOD OF GUITAR,IN THE YEAR 1988 THE GUITAR WORLD MAGAZINE GIVES THE AWARD FOR BEST NEW GUITARIST.


Born July 1, 1961 (1961-07-01) (age 47),
Staten Island, New York
Genre(s) Heavy metal, Glam metal, Hard rock
Occupation(s) Guitarist
Instrument(s) Guitar
Years active 1983 - 1994
Associated acts White Lion


Vito Bratta (b. July 1, 1961, Staten Island, New York) was the lead guitarist and lead songwriter for the 1980s rock band White Lion from 1983 to 1992.

Following the breakup of White Lion, Bratta produced an album for the band CPR on Atlantic records. Bratta has not been involved in the music industry in any capacity since 1994. He is said to be currently living in his childhood house in Staten Island with his parents.

In 2003, Mike Tramp (former White Lion vocalist), attempted to reunite with Bratta but was unsuccessful. Tramp talked about Bratta in a 2007 interview with Anarchy Music, claiming Bratta was always quiet and distant and the rest of the band "hardly knew his birthday".

Vito Bratta had not been heard from since 1994 until his interview by Eddie Trunk live on February 16, 2007.

In addition, Vito Bratta was recognized for his instrumental talents by racking up Best New Guitarist awards with both Guitar World magazine and Guitar For The Practicing Musician magazine.

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WHIT WHITE LION


BIOGRAPHY Of all the glam/pop-metal bands that crawled out of hair salons coast to coast during the mid- to late '80s, one of the more talented acts was New York's White Lion, led by singer Mike Tramp (originally from Denmark) and guitarist Vito Bratta. The group originally formed in 1983 and despite several bassists and drummers coming and going (including future Black Sabbath and Great White bass player Dave Spitz), the group managed to issue a debut, Fight to Survive, on the independent metal label Grand Slamm in 1984. With Tramp's pinup good looks and Bratta's Eddie Van Halen-esque six-string work, the group seemed destined for success (especially with such similarly styled outfits as Mötley Crüe and Ratt storming the charts), but it would be several years before their next album would appear. Finally finding the right rhythm section (bassist James LoMenzo and former Anthrax drummer Greg d'Angelo), White Lion inked a major-label recording contract with Atlantic, issuing Pride in 1987.

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Started by Anthony Riccardelli. Last reply by AndrewAxeman Sep 14, 2010.

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Comment by dokkcrue71 on May 7, 2012 at 12:47am

White Lion - Radar Love

 

Comment by bbz on April 15, 2010 at 5:22pm
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=6730036P (download mp3)

-still lives in Staten Island.
Comment by susie on August 13, 2009 at 6:38pm
I read that he was working as a Real Estate Agent these days?
What a waste of Talent!
'Blue Monday' is THE BEST guitar track EVER!
Comment by AndrewAxeman on August 11, 2009 at 10:09am
Definately a great guitarist, no doubt! Very cool group that you created Sarah!
 

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